Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Photo
The Fort's successful defense during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Film, interpretive programs, living history, special events. Part of Maryland's 2020 Year of the Woman. NOTE: Operations may be impacted by COVID-19, please check website for more info.


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2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Concessions
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Student Group-Friendly
  • Weddings
Rated 4 by D4830QWronc

August 12, 2022


Worth a visit

Being history buffs, we visited Fort McHenry while in Baltimore. The War of 1812 may be the most overlooked US war. The visitor center has many interesting and well presented displays. The fort...

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Rated 4 by fried003

August 06, 2022


historical significance

Worth the trip while in B'more for other reason, which I was. Unless for history buffs, it doesn't seem worthy of deciding to go to B'more just to see this. But since I was in town, I'm glad I...

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Rated 2 by dmbia

August 04, 2022


Kind of dull, and awkward visitor center hours

The park opens at 8am, but for some reason they don't open the visitors center until 9am. I arrived on a city bus at about 8:30. That was a bit of an issue, because you're supposed to pay your fees...

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